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Anna works full-time for DaySpring from Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and four kids. Anna is the author of A Moment of Christmas and Pumpkin Spice for Your Soul, and she shares the good stuff of the regular, encouraging you to see the ordinary glory in your everyday.

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  1. I have learned so much and have been so inspired by this group. Thank you for holding a spot for us to share His grace through our stories. These last phrases of your post sum it all up:

    “In community, they are finding freedom.
    In sharing their stories, they are finding freedom.
    And in their own stories, they are finding freedom.”

    True, true, true.

  2. This has been my first session with the (in)courage community and I’m so thankful you are now part of my story. I love where you said “there is freedom in knowing the Author.” What beautiful truth lies in that statement! He might take us to some places we don’t want to go, but we can trust that we will get through with more strength and wisdom on the other side.

  3. Funny so many of us feel compelled to shout about our freedom on a day like today. It’s exactly what I wrote about in the post below. When we celebrate or freedom as Americans, I can’t help but think about the chains from which I’ve been freed through Christ. He is so good!

    Happy 4th sisters, and thank God for freedom! ❤️


  4. while I am not sure this link up opportunity is for those of us not in groups, who are just readers, but I am going to share my story of how i learned to be free to grieve. One of the most important lessons I learned in my grief journey….the second one was that there are no rules of the road for this journey. it’s my journey, at my pace and how i need to do it. again, great freedom. I enjoy coming here more and more…thanks for this site.

  5. I have so enjoyed being a part of this group, and being able to share our hearts, and make new friends. I have had so many ladies praying for my brother-in-law and my sister, he recently found out he has a rare form of cancer, and has an appointment at Cancer treatment centers of America in Chicago in September. Thanks my new friends for your concerns and prayers.

  6. Community, Friendship, Freedom…I found all of this and more by participating in an (in)courage small group. This chapter in my HIStory will go down as the spring I ventured out into cyberspace to find some friends. My new friends turned out to be sisters who shared their heart, pain, and compassion with one another. Thank you ALL for being the answer to a prayer I had been presenting to the LORD for quite some time. I can’t wait to be introduced to more sisters in the fall.

  7. Anna,

    We all have different stories. Some good, bad, in-between. Mine is more the in-between kind of story. I have lived a pretty full life with ups and downs. Now I find myself facing a year full of stress and a roller coaster ride.

    I am soo glad that He is writing my story. I can depend on Him to write a unique ending to this year and all the turmoil with in. There is a sense of freedom in sharing your stories with other people. You find encouragement, prayer warriors, and great advice from those who have been there. I will continue to share my story, good bad and ugly with you all here. I know this is a wonderful, safe place to just let go and release some of the frustration.

    Blessings to everyone 🙂